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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
July 27, 2015 Senators looking to increase cyber auto security
WWLP 22News - Consumer Federation of America. Senator Markey and Blumenthal's SPY Car Act will help prevent hacking attacks and insure personal privacy as new vehicle safety and monitoring technology is introduced.â NHTSA,...
MSN - director of the FDA's îCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutritionî. Currently, the nutrition facts label lists percent daily values for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate and...
July 26, 2015 House Passes Anti-GMO Labeling Law
Medical Daily - is responsible for feeding the country," Butterfield said during the floor debate. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, which represents more than 300 food companies, has been a key architect of...
Research & Insights
June 26, 2015 Greece's debt drama: What you need to knowSource: USA Today
European leaders have given Greece, and themselves, a Saturday deadline to reach a deal with Athens over loan repayments.
June 26, 2015 Will We All Shut Up About Obamacare Now? Probably Not.Source: US News
So after multiple Supreme Court cases, a whole lot of votes in Congress and many calls to "repeal and replace" the law that have gotten opponents nowhere for the most part – can we finally stop talking about ditching Obamacare?
June 22, 2015 Report Finds NHTSA Too Troubled to Ensure Auto SafetySource: NASDAQ
The nation's top auto-safety regulator is beset by problems preventing it from adequately protecting consumers from vehicle defects, culminating in a failure to spot faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars now linked...
Commentary & Opinion
July 22, 2015 The Dodd-Frank Act at 5: Examining progress and pushbackSource: Devex Impact
Since officially being inked into U.S. law on July 21, 2010, as the most sweeping set of financial reforms since the Great Depression, the landmark bill’s efforts to promote good governance in developing countries have indeed...
On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state...
July 20, 2015 Why Shell had the worst week everSource: MSNBC
This should have been one of Shell’s best weeks ever. Instead, it shaped up like the corporate equivalent of “The Hangover Part III.” And a happy ending is nowhere in sight.
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